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mass this morning, pope francis said, and i quote -- "please, i would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life and all men and women of goodwill, let us be protectors of creation, protectors of god's plannen scribed in nature -- plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment. as early news reports indicated, the new pope chose his papal name, francis, out of respect for st. francis' sense of obligation to god's creation, and he noted in one of his very earliest comments that our relationship with god's creation is not so good right now. and of course, the pope is not the only one. ecumenical patriot remark bartholomew 1 of constantinople, the spiritual leader of orthodox christians, urges us to remember those most affected by climate change. climate change is much more than an issue of environmental preservation, the patriot remark says. climate change constitutes a matter of social and economic justice. here in the united states, hundreds of evangelical leaders signed the evangelical climate endange
very excited to watch pope francis, who i believe is going to challenge all of us. he is going to challenge -- [applause] is going to challenge the left on social policy, it is going to challenge the right on thinking about the poor. and i think that's good for all of us. i think we need to decide if we want people of the right to left, who want to figure out help them how to have a good life. i think we are party that is both a right to life and the right to a good life, we will be inevitably the majority party in the united states. thank you, good luck and god bless you. ♪ ♪ >> about two months ago our organization, turning point u.s.a., hired a lot of the -- combined a lot of cba of that and we figured out how much each high school graduate host of the federal government as their share of the national debt. think in your mind right now what it might be. each high school graduate owes over $823,000 to the federal government. $823,000. that's just not a big number, but it's immoral. and to me republicans and democrats have agreed if we continue with razor debt ceiling, tha
, and colleagues, we have a new pope, pope francis, who said last week that our relation with god's creation is not very good right now. god's creation runs by laws, the laws of nature, the laws of physics, the laws of chemistry, and god gave us the power of reason to understand those laws. but they are not negotiable. they are not subject to amendment or repeal. and arrogance of our thinking that they are is an offense to his creation. we can ignore obvious facts, we can ignore the essentially unanimous science, our generals and commerce, we can ignore the insurance industry but we ignore carbon pollution at our peril and subsidized it long enough. it's past time to wake up from our sleep walking. this vote is a test whether we pass or fail is a measure of us. i urge that we support this amendment what will allow to us put a price on carbon and protect the american people. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from missouri. mr. blunt: i would have some hesitation anyway about opposing my good friend from rhode island but to have to oppose the pope is really ominous.
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